Texas Water Science Center

Publications

Scientific reports, journal articles, or general interest publications by USGS scientists in the Texas Water Science Center are listed below. Publications span from 1898 to the present.

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Year Published: 1948

Flood of September 1946 at San Antonio, Texas

A flood occurred in the streams in and near San Antonio, Teat., during the early morning hours of September 27, 1946, as a result of heavy rains falling during the previous night. Much property damage occurred in San Antonio and below, and four lives were lost. . It is the purpose of the present report to describe this flood and its relation to...

Breeding, Seth D.
Flood of September 1946 at San Antonio, Texas; 1948; CIR; 32; Breeding, Seth D.

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Public water supplies in eastern Texas

This report gives a summarized description of the public water supplies in 77 counties of eastern Texas, extending from the Louisiana boundary to a northsouth line approximately along the ninety-seventh meridian. It gives the available data as follows for each of 323 communities: The population of the community; the name of the official from whom...

Sundstrom, Raymond W.; Hastings, W.W.; Broadhurst, W.L.
Public water supplies in eastern Texas; 1948; WSP; 1047; Sundstrom, Raymond W.; Hastings, W. W.; Broadhurst, W. L.

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Texas floods of 1940

Floods occurred in Texas during, June, July, and November 1940 that exceeded known stages on many small streams and at a few places on the larger streams. Stages at several stream-gaging stations exceeded the maximum known at those places since the collection of daily records began. A storm, haying its axis generally on a north-south line from...

Breeding, Seth D.
Texas floods of 1940; 1948; WSP; 1046; Breeding, Seth D.

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Major Texas floods of 1936

In 1936 floods occurred in parts of Texas during two periods one about July 1 and the other in the later portion of September which were marked by record-breaking or outstanding stages and discharges on some of the larger rivers.  

Dalrymple, Tate
Major Texas floods of 1936; 1947; WSP; 816; Dalrymple, Tate

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Year Published: 1946

Ground water in the High Plains of Texas

The High Plains of Texas occupy an area of about 35,000 square miles, extending from the northern boundary of the Panhandle southward about 300 miles, and from the New Mexico line eastward an average distance of about 120 miles. This region is divided into two segments by the Canadian River and the name Llano Estacado has usually been assigned by...

White, W.N.; Broadhurst, W.L.; Lang, Joseph W.
Ground water in the High Plains of Texas; 1946; WSP; 889-F; White, W. N.; Broadhurst, W. L.; Lang, Joseph W.

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Year Published: 1945

Ground-water resources of the El Paso area, Texas

El Paso, Tex., and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and the industries in -that area draw their water supplies from wells, most of which are from 600 to 800 feet deep. In 1906, the estimated average pumpage there was about 1,000,000 gallons a day, and by 1935 it had increased to 15,400,000 gallons a day. The water-bearing beds, consisting of sand...

Sayre, Albert Nelson; Livingston, Penn Poore
Ground-water resources of the El Paso area, Texas; 1945; WSP; 919; Sayre, Albert Nelson; Livingston, Penn Poore.

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Exploratory water-well drilling in the Houston District, Texas

In the spring and summer of 1939 a program of exploratory drilling wad undertaken in the Houston district, Tx., in conjunction with a general initiation of the water resources of the district. The main purposes of the program were to determine the thickness and character of water-bearing sands down to a maximum depth of 2,000 feet, the chemical...

Rose, Nicholas A.; White, W.N.; Livingston, Penn Poore
Exploratory water-well drilling in the Houston District, Texas; 1944; WSP; 889-D; Rose, Nicholas A.; White, W. N.; Livingston, Penn Poore.

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Big Spring area, Texas

This report gives the principal results of an investigation of ground water in the Big Spring area, Texas. Big Spring, the county seat of Howard County, has an estimated population of about 16,000. It is situated on the Texas & Pacific Ry. and United States Highway No. 80 in western Texas, about 280 miles west of Fort Worth and along the...

Livingston, Penn Poore; Bennett, Robert R.
Geology and ground-water resources of the Big Spring area, Texas; 1944; WSP; 913; Livingston, Penn Poore; Bennett, Robert R.

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Ground-water resources of the Houston district, Texas

This report covers the current phase of an investigation of the supply of ground water available for the Houston district and adjacent region, Texas,- that has been in progress during the past 10 years. The field operations included routine inventories of pumpage, measurements of water levels in observation wells and collection of other hydrologic...

White, Walter N.; Rose, N.A.; Guyton, William F.
Ground-water resources of the Houston district, Texas; 1944; WSP; 889-C; White, Walter N.; Rose, N. A.; Guyton, William F.

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Texas floods of 1938 and 1939

In January, June, and July 1938, and June 1939 parts of Texas experienced floods that exceeded previously recorded stages at many places and that were unusually high over reaches of several hundred miles on the streams of the State. This report presents records of precipitation at several hundred places; 10 isohyetal maps; records of peak stages...

Breeding, Seth D.; Dalrymple, Tate
Texas floods of 1938 and 1939; 1944; WSP; 914; Breeding, Seth D.; Dalrymple, Tate

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Balmorhea area, western Texas

Balmorhea is the center of a thriving farming community, the lands of which are irrigated with water derived chiefly from large springs but partly from the storm flow of Toyah Creek. The storm flow of the creek and a part of the winter flow of the springs is stored in a reservoir near Balmorhea and used later to supplement the flow of the springs...

White, Walter N.; Gale, H.S.; Nye, S. Spencer
Geology and ground-water resources of the Balmorhea area, western Texas; 1941; WSP; 849-C; White, Walter N.; Gale, H. S.; Nye, S. Spencer.

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Geology and ground-water resources of the Lufkin area, Texas

This report covers Angelina County, Texas, of which Lufkin is the county seat, and parts of Nacogdoches and other adjacent counties. The area is underlain by a series of sands, clays, and shales of Eocene age that dip, in general, southward at an angle a little greater than that of the land surface, which also slopes southward, thus creating...

White, Walter N.; Sayre, A.N.; Heuser, J.F.
Geology and ground-water resources of the Lufkin area, Texas; 1941; WSP; 849-A; White, Walter N.; Sayre, A. N.; Heuser, J. F.